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  • NFL moves Bills game out of snowy Buffalo, dodging another odd 'fog bowl'

    Football in cold weather? Oh, I've been there in Buffalo and Green Bay. "How cold was it, uncle Jerry?" •It was so cold, reporters were becoming pickpockets just to keep their hands warm. •It was so cold, chickens were volunteering at KFC....
  • Week 12 Preview: Bucs at Bears

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Updates with Friday injury report Week 12 Preview: Bucs at Bears Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-8) at Chicago Bears (4-6) Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Soldier Field, Chicago - TV: FOX *TV...
  • Bears scouting report: Buccaneers LB Lavonte David

    Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts. Lavonte David is in his third season after being a second-round pick from Nebraska in 2012. He leads the Bucs with 115 tackles (14 for loss), more than twice as many as the next closest player on...
  • Lovie Smith era had more good than bad for Bears, but don't go overboard

    Lovie Smith era had more good than bad for Bears, but don't go overboard
    As the crowd thinned at Halas Hall after Lovie Smith's introductory news conference as Bears head coach, Smith smiled as I asked him about Big Sandy, Texas, and for his cellphone number. Not only did Smith happily oblige that day, Jan. 15, 2004, but...
  • Hey, Tampa, we'll trade Cutler for McCown

    Hey, Tampa, we'll trade Cutler for McCown
    Here comes a nice win for the Bears. Lovie Smith and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town. Offensively challenged, as usual. In fact, and this is mean, his offensive coordinator this year, Jeff Tedford, is on an indefinite leave of absence while...
  • Ditka? Halas? Trestman? Ranking 10 best Bears coaches

    Ditka? Halas? Trestman? Ranking 10 best Bears coaches
    Lance Briggs weighed in with his three all-time greatest Bears coaches this week when he ranked George Halas, Mike Ditka and Lovie Smith at the top. This reporter has been around here a little longer than Briggs. In fact, Halas once invited me to sit...
  • Fantasy start/sit for Week 12: What Lovie Bowl lacks in quality, it could make up in quantity

    Oh, bless you, Lovie Smith, your legacy is our fantasy football harvest. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bears -- the former, Smith's current team, and the latter his previous team -- meet on Sunday in what has been dubbed the Lovie Bowl. Alas, the...
  • Lovie Smith's takeaway train not yet on track in Tampa

    The Chicago Bears have a chance to put together their first winning streak since September when they host the 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Soldier Field. Both teams are coming off much-needed wins. The Bears downed the Vikings 21-13 in Week 11...
  • Faceoff: Lovie Smith vs. Marc Trestman

    Bears fans would have liked nothing better than to see high stakes for Sunday's matchup with Lovie Smith and Tampa Bay. Instead, both teams are out of the playoff hunt realistically if not mathematically. Well, there are always bragging rights. For...
  • Greg Cote's Week 12 NFL picks

    These recent rough weeks are starting to mess with my smooth season. Seahawks, Panthers, Saints and Redskins all let me down last week. I did bull's-eye another Upset of the Week with Patriots over Colts ("Aawwk!") and also nailed a trio of 'dogs-with-...
  • Lovie Smith focused on fixing Bucs, not Bears reunion

    TAMPA, Fla. — It was 35 degrees warmer and Lovie Smith's hat and sweatshirt had different colors and logos after Wednesday's practice at One Buc Place, but if you closed your eyes, you pictured him at Halas Hall delivering the same message. His...